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Lebanese-German project The Day Vladimir Died triumphs at ANIMARKT


- Other winners included France’s Carcassone-Acapulco, Croatia’s The Family Portrait, Lithuania’s Labra Cadabra, Kaipeda Jazz and the Brazilian-UK co-production Skin

Lebanese-German project The Day Vladimir Died triumphs at ANIMARKT
The Day Vladimir Died by Fadi Siryani

The fifth edition of the ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum, which took place online from 6-10 October, has wrapped with the Lebanese-German project The Day Vladimir Died winning four awards. Directed by Fadi Siryani and produced by Roland Fischer, the project received a voucher worth €9,000 for use of the studio and film production facilities of the Audiovisual Technology Center (CeTA) in Wrocław, a purchase for broadcast by the Polish TV channel ALE KINO+, the Distribution Award from Brussels-based Radiator IP Sales, and expert consultation with acclaimed puppet and prop maker Marcin Zalewski. The Day Vladimir Died tells the story of a citizen of Beirut, a regular at funerals, who is looking for his own obituary.

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The €13,500 voucher from CeTA went to the Croatian project The Family Portrait, directed by Lea Vidakovic and produced by Draško Ivezić, a poetic, dark and slightly humorous social observation set in an aristocratic home on the eve of World War I.

The Dragonframe 4 Software Award went to Carcassone-Acapulco by French directors Marjorie Caup and Olivier Heraud, a production by 12//24 FILMS.

The Argentinian project Fia, co-directed by Luciana Martinez and Iván Stur, and produced by María Rosario Carlino, received the Industry Accreditation for MIFA 2021, while the CEE Animation Forum Accreditation was given out to Labra Cadabra, Kaipeda Jazz by Lithuanian directors Olga Ti and Julia Titowa, and producer Valentas Aškinis.

The two-week residency at the Quirino Cristiani Animation Center in Córdoba, funded by APALAB, went to Brazilian filmmaker Gabriel Nunes do Carmo for Skin, co-produced by Brazil's Matias Boeing Eastman and the UK's A K McCallum.

A Special Distinction in the form of an accreditation for next year's ANIMARKT was granted to the Czech project Electra. A Poem by director Daria Kashcheeva, and producers Martin Vandas and Zuzana Krivkova.

Finally, ALE KINO+ also picked up the rights to screen the Polish-Korean co-production Sweater (working title) by director and producer Kinga Górak.

ANIMARKT 2020 gathered over half a thousand participants from 34 countries online and included almost 40 events that were followed by professionals from all over the world. Organised by Momakin, the ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum is co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, from the Cultural Promotion Fund, the International Visegrad Fund and the Polish Film Institute. The main partners of the ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum 2020 are EC1 Łódź - City of Culture and the Lodz Film Commission.

Here is the full list of ANIMARTK 2020 award winners:

Dragonframe 4 Software Award
Carcassone-Acapulco - Marjorie Caup, Olivier Heraud (France)

Expert Consultation with Marcin Zalewski
The Day Vladimir Died - Fadi Siryani (Lebanon/Germany)

Special Distinction
Electra. A Poem - Daria Kashcheeva (Czech Republic)

MIFA 2021 Industry Accreditation
Fia - Luciana Martinez, Iván Stur (Argentina)

CEE Animation Forum Accreditation
Labra Cadabra, Kaipeda Jazz - Olga Ti, Julia Titowa (Lithuania)

Quirino Cristiani Animation Center Residency
Skin - Gabriel Nunes do Carmo (Brazil/UK)

€13,500 CeTA Voucher
The Family Portrait - Lea Vidaković (Croatia)

€9,00 CeTA Voucher
The Day Vladimir Died - Fadi Siryani

Purchase of a Licence by ALE KINO+
The Day Vladimir Died - Fadi Siryani
Sweater (working title) - Kinga Górak (Poland/South Korea)

Radiator IP Sales Distribution Award
The Day Vladimir Died - Fadi Siryani

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